union wants to hear, a broadening out of syria's diplomatic isolation. >> in our view it's necessary that the international community are -- and not just europe, clearly speaks out against the syrian government and condemns the repression and to make clear that the dialogue is what we want to bring forward. >> while the european union calls for dialogue, that's been rejected outright by the street protesters and in cities throughout the country. it's a stalemate between a determined opposition and a government willing to use force to stay in power. and in some places, such as near the border with lebanon, some people are seeking safety by getting out of syria all together. "bbc news," beirut.